Last week, Warner Bros.' DC Expanded Universe (DCEU) hit a bit of a snag, when director Seth Grahame-Smith pulled out of The Flash movie, citing creative differences with the studio. No specific details were given about these creative differences, but you may recall that the studio previously lost another director, Michelle MacLaren, over unspecified creative differences on Wonder Woman. Over the weekend, another report surfaced which claimed that Warner Bros.' was in danger of losing yet another filmmaker, Aquaman director James Wan, due to unspecified issues the director reportedly had with the studio. As it turns out, though, this latest report is not true.
The director took to his verified Twitter page yesterday, sending out a photo of himself standing next to a large mural of Aquaman, hinting that he isn't leaving the project. He also revealed that he just resurfaced from finishing work on The Conjuring 2, and he just heard about this rumor. Here's what he had to say, adding that fans shouldn't be attacking the journalist who posted the original rumor, Devin Faraci.
"Just resurfaced from been buried in a foxhole for the last two weeks, wrapping up all things #conjuring2. You guys are killing me. Please, there's absolutely no need to attack Devin, or anyone."
The original report claimed that Warner Bros. may be delaying the Aquaman movie, which is currently set for release on July 27, 2018. It isn't known yet when production will begin at this time, but the cast is slowly starting to come together. Jason Momoa is set to play the title character, who first surfaced in a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Amber Heard has also come aboard as Mera, but no other cast members have been lined up quite yet.
Back in November, another unconfirmed report revealed that the primary villain will be Ocean Master, a.k.a. Orm Curry, but we'll have to wait and see if that gets confirmed at a later date. With James Wan finishing up work on The Conjuring 2, which is set to hit theaters on June 10, we should start hearing more about Aquaman as he begins preparing for production. In the meantime, take a look at the director's recent tweets below.